Comics cover prices from 1961 to present

Von Allan has posted an interesting article on comic book pricing in comparison with minimum wage over the years, which prompted me to get online some materials that I’ve been meaning to post for some time. First, readers of Comics Buyer’s Guide may remember the “What Price, Comics?” column I ran in #1619, the August … Read more

Have cover prices ever gone down?

With publishers announcing some fine-tuning to the pricing structure for new comics — DC, in particular, plans to move some titles from $3.99 with 22 story pages to $2.99 with 20 story pages, among other changes — I’ve been asked whether publishers have ever done line-wide price decreases before. In a word, yes. Several times, … Read more